• Petitioned Judge Advocate Alistair McGrigor Military Justice

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Judge Advocate Alistair McGrigor Military Justice
Secretary of State for Defence
Rt Hon Philip Hammond

Overturn the decision to jail Sgt Nightingale for 18 months

    1. Roger Hudson
    2. Petition by

      Roger Hudson

      Cottesmore, United Kingdom

It is a betrayal of an exemplary member of HM armed forces. The circumstances of this case (war trophy overlooked in the haste of battle preparation) in no way warrant a custodial sentnce.

To:
Judge Advocate Alistair McGrigor Military Justice
Rt Hon Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Defence
Overturn the decision to jail Sgt Nightingale for 18 months

It is a betrayal of an exemplary member of HM armed forces. The circumstances of this case (war trophy overlooked in the haste of battle preparation) in no way warrant a custodial sentnce.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • A PITT COLUMBIA, SC
      • 9 months ago

      Hello!

      I've started the petition "Barack Obama and Aaron Schock and U.S. Senate: Eradicate US Army Toxic Leadership" and need your help to get it off the ground.

      Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here's the link:

      http://www.change.org/petitions/barack-obama-and-aaron-schock-and-u-s-senate-eradicate-us-army-toxic-leadership

      Here's why it's important:

      To Whom It May Concern,

      I was the immediate supervisor for SPC Annzala Pitt at C.Co 225 BSB. In the time that SPC Pitt was part of my squad she encountered numerous difficulties which I believe were entirely due to being mistreated by her senior leadership. When SPC Pitt arrived at 225 BSB she had a medical situation that required attention prior to her deployment to Iraq. When she voiced her concerns to 1LT Riglick not only were her concerns dismissed but her private health information was erroneously released to multiple parties. SPC Pitt filed a complaint for the HIPPA violation against the offending party, 1LT Riglick. A few months later 1LT Riglick was assigned to C.Co as our Platoon Leader. This is undoubtedly the situation that caused SPC Pitt to be labeled as a problem soldier by C.Co leadership. SPC Pitt was not protected from reprisal and was treated badly for the duration of her time with C.Co 225 BSB.

      The result of filing her HIPPA complaint against 1LT Riglick was having a stigma placed on her by the very leadership that was supposed to be protecting her. She endured rumors, attacks on her character, and even attempts at discrediting her intellectual capacities. She was even accused of having inappropriate relationships with multiple senior Non-Commissioned Officers by our Platoon Leader 1LT Riglick. SPC Pitt continuously sought only to do her job as a mental health specialist and as her first line supervisor I pushed for her to be moved from the company to the Troop Medical Clinic. When SPC Pitt was sent to the Troop Medical Clinic to preform her duties as a mental health specialist C.Co leadership made sure to let the incoming social worker know what their impression of her was. SPC Pitt then worked with Major Ball, who had already been told she was a problem soldier, and was subsequently treated horribly to include having to undergo a mental health evaluation without provocation.

      SPC Pitt requested on numerous occasions to be moved from C.Co 225 BSB to another company, battalion, or division to get out from underneath the stigma placed on her. These requests were heard by our Company Commander, 1SG, Platoon Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Command Sergeant Major, and even Division Command team but nothing was done. Instead of helping the soldier 1LT Riglick and Major Ball ordered me to counsel her for their perceived insubordination. When I disagreed with these orders it was made clear that my military career was also in jeopardy. I was ordered by 1LT Riglick to counsel SPC Pitt for not properly using her chain of command to which, I informed the command that she had done exactly what procedures are outlined. The result of my not counseling her for this was to have my MEDPROS status changed to non-deployable by 1LT Riglick. This retaliation against me for defending SPC Pitt would have ended my career if I had not already been found deployable and fit for duty by the Medical Review Board in 2008.

      Despite her outburst which finally concluded her time in C.Co I would still recommend that she be retained by the United States Army. SPC Pitt endured being mistreated for months and still maintained a positive attitude. Her intellectual prowess combined with her willingness to work make her a viable asset. I believe that if SPC Pitt had been able to move to another command away from the toxic leadership of C.Co 225 BSB her military career would have flourished.

      SGT David Trapolsi

      You can sign my petition by clicking here.

      Thanks!

      A PITT

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    • David Hawkins CANNOCK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      The Man was doing his duty in a terrible olace where he would haave been killed without a second thought. There is no justice in this Country. This man is a hero.

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    • Geoff Sutcliffe SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Ex Serviceman Politicians have NO idea of the stresses put onto the troops on the ground this is not some gangster on the streets

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    • robert veal LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      He has served our country & should not be put through a second trial.

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    • John Rayner KIDDERMINSTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Because we have Cameron and his chums bleating on about the Military Covenant and then letting this mess happen. Time to start and show some backbone , Dave ! If West Mercia Police ( the force area for Hereford ) said there was no case to answer then that should have been an end of the matter. The whole process is deeply flawed and a cynical waste of public money.

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